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Question #89369 posted on 04/16/2017 3:09 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Pretend like you are nearing the end of your life and looking back. What do you hope you have accomplished? What would be meaningful for you? What would you regret doing/not doing?

--bored in sfl210

A:

Dear Board in Class,

Things I hope to have accomplished: 

  • temple marriage
  • being a good wife and mother
  • possible PhD in economics from somewhere like MIT
  • traveling around Europe, Central and South America
  • climbing to the top of the Grand Teton
  • meaningful service to others
  • taking voice lessons and honing that talent 
  • beneficial research in some field of study
  • many fun family vacations (hopefully involving a whole lot of hikes)

Out of all of these, the most meaningful to me would be getting married in the temple, and then continuing to develop that relationship with my spouse and God. Close behind marriage for most meaningful is having children.

I can't really say what I'll end up regretting, because if I know I'll regret something, I try not to do it. I suppose the most likely thing for me to not get around to doing on the above list is all the traveling. I know if I don't travel at all, I'll definitely regret it. So I plan to travel. As soon as I actually have the means to do so.

~Anathema

A:

Dear you,

When I die, I hope that I will have accomplished becoming a kind, caring, thoughtful person. I hope that I will have raised my children with love and taught them the gospel. I hope that my love for the Savior and fellow humans will be plainly evident to those who knew me.

-The Entomophagist